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Music education in Gloucestershire - a snapshot


This report is a snapshot of the work in 2016/17 of schools, and organisations funded by Make Music Gloucestershire, in reaching young people through music education. It focuses on the numbers and types of music learning and making (rather than the impact and stories), and is the second of its kind in Gloucestershire.

The aim is to help schools, music education organisations, musicians, and others working with young people in music to build a picture of music education in the county, understand what's happening and what's needed, and plan accordingly. Also and importantly it will contribute to the analysis of how effective the Hub is in delivering on the requirements of the National Plan for Music Education, and the Core and Extension Roles of hubs set out by Arts Council England and the Department for Education as a requirement of hub funding.

Information has been drawn from two sources:

•    Data questionnaires from Primary, Secondary and Special and Alternative Provision Schools - a means of collecting data for and from schools and Hub partners on an annual basis.

•    Information provided direct to the Hub commissioning team from Hub funded partners, in readiness for reporting to Arts Council England through their annual (autumn) Hubs Data Return

This report will inform Hub planning and allocation of resources and the business plan for 2018-20 onwards (and has informed their priorities for 2017/18 activities). It is hoped that schools and music educators will also use it to inform their own plans.

Download previous reports:

Hub Report 2013/14

Hub Report 2014/15

Hub Report 2015/16


How can you get involved?

To contribute your information in the next round of data collection, and to keep informed of news, opportunities, and funding relevant to you, sign up for one of the Hub enewsletters or take a look around this website to find out more about how you can get involved in the Hub.

And if you offer music opportunities and services for children and young people then do add your information to TouchBass, the county’s online search tool making and learning music.

Our thanks to all those who provided information, and please let us know if you have any observations or queries: contact makemusicglos@gmail.com

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